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About Design & Interfaces / Professional Core Member Martin J. Owen29/Male/United States Group :iconpokedorks: pokedorks
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Deviant for 7 Years
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Exceptional Gen Insp

Celestial :iconimaginary-rat:Imaginary-Rat 150 18 Braixen Beamu! :iconchoedan-kal:Choedan-Kal 12 7 Spirit Nap :iconimaginary-rat:Imaginary-Rat 168 28 Guardian :iconimaginary-rat:Imaginary-Rat 215 51 A Distinguished Member of the Pokemon Society :iconimaginary-rat:Imaginary-Rat 487 45 Commission for LithiumArragua: Nerves of Fire :iconeldrige:eldrige 131 35 Merlion :iconsandara:sandara 10,181 386 Shadowfire Kindred :iconmiasus:miasus 165 3 No one finds me=3 :iconyakovlev-vad:Yakovlev-vad 1,760 130 Kindred - the Eternal Hunters :iconckibe:CKibe 2,644 160 Kindred VS ShadowFire Kindred :iconckibe:CKibe 500 15 Hunter :iconcuteskitty:CuteSkitty 407 16 Descending :iconrashuu:Rashuu 186 14 Retaining Wall :iconchoedan-kal:Choedan-Kal 39 11 Relaxing Afternoon :iconchoedan-kal:Choedan-Kal 63 5 Picarto Eevee :iconwe-were-in-love:we-were-in-love 182 17
I like to keep a folder of my most favorite inspirations and references in this folder. Check them out!

Sometimes, media is a big criteria for getting in this folder.

Newest Deviations

Tazer Surfing ACEO :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 10 4 World Rescuer :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 8 2 Thunder Struck :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 15 15 Okami Umbreon :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 13 0 Minecraft: Mu Buneary model sample :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 2 0 Fennekin Line Work Doodles :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 11 9 Minecraft Ionian Ninetales Finished :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 16 5 Delphox Gift ATC :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 9 6 Minecraft Ender Popplio WIP :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 3 3 Minecraft Rage Bomber Rowlet WIP :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 4 3 Minecraft Clay Litten WIP :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 10 13 Emerald Heavens :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 8 6 Minecraft Modification: Okami Sylveon Sample :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 1 9 Pkmn Super Mystery Dungeon - Friends Forever :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 30 5 Hermes Skymin :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 9 7 Victory Is Inevitable :iconfuzzyacornindustries:FuzzyAcornIndustries 14 9

Favourites

Hey Little Dragonfly :iconfalvie:falvie 1,726 27 Starters :iconfoxlett:foxlett 3,266 198 Shiny Umbreon :iconshinyhunterf:ShinyhunterF 188 14 Shiny Umbreon :iconpziana:Pziana 34 3 Alola Ninetales :iconpziana:Pziana 396 20 Ice Fox :iconjkliew92:JKLiew92 56 2 Alola Vulpix and Ninetales :iconmarugraphic:Marugraphic 118 2 Alola ninetales :iconjocegurr:JoceGurr 72 1 Alola vulpix :iconjocegurr:JoceGurr 164 6 Alola Ninetales :iconaikawarazu-desu:aikawarazu-desu 79 4 Alola foxes :iconle-chat-jaune:Le-Chat-Jaune 147 33 Pokemon: Alola Ninetales :iconadrawer4ever:adrawer4ever 33 2 Alolan Ninetales :iconalonzoconcetta:AlonzoConcetta 85 4 Alolan Vulpix Double Sided Charm PREORDER :iconxxshirokoxx:XxShirokoxX 113 2 Alolan Ninetales :iconlisosa:Lisosa 326 24 Everlasting Battle :iconseanica:Seanica 65 7

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Features of Friends

Some features from some of my favorite friends/contacts on DeviantArt. :heart:

:iconowlburrow: owlburrow
Dancing in the Woods by owlburrow

:iconkarry-bird: Karry-Bird
Lepidot Adoptables 2 by Karry-Bird

:iconpeachfuzz: Peachfuzz
Bored Stretch by Peachfuzz

:iconchoedan-kal: Choedan-Kal
Braixen Beamu! by Choedan-Kal

Of the most recent main Pokemon games, which ones did you like most overall? 

43%
12 deviants said Sun/Moon
25%
7 deviants said OmegaRuby/AlphaSapphire
18%
5 deviants said X/Y
11%
3 deviants said I don't own a Nintendo 3DS to play them
4%
1 deviant said I don't play Pokemon games

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Martin J. Owen
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
United States
Hello and welcome to my social page!

I go by the name Spikybum Jolteon here, my screen name dedicated to fanart and gaming. My real screen name is actually Eclipsis, which most online friends who grew up with me know and is the one I prefer to answer to on a more personal basis.

I remain a dedicated traditional artist since my beginnings in July 2004. Despite my competent skills in digital media, I still prefer the craft of physical media, mainly graphite and colored pencils. I still owe so much to the artist that inspired me to become an artist, hibbary.

I am a college graduate in business, accounting, and most important to me, computer programming. I take great pride in having graduated debt free thanks to working jobs throughout the 10 years of school.

I do graphic design for a newspaper, managerial work for a bookstore, and private freelance illustration, most of which I do not post to DeviantArt for personal reasons.

My greatest passion in my free time is creating a Minecraft modification; work that has lasted since December 2012 on a game I have played since October 2010. I pride my modification in having among the finest mob animation in all of Minecraft. For it takes more than an artist to do it well. It takes a person extremely well versed in math.

I love programming, more so than drawing and hope my mod work gives me the skills to acquire a real job in software development.

So until next time, this is Spikybum Jolteon,
~signing out.
Interests
I figured I ought to post a journal since its been a while of what I'm doing in life and how its going. Like usual I tried to split it up into logical blocks so you can just read what interests you most rather than the whole huge thing.

The Third Job: Freelance Artwork
Commission work has been very successful, well ahead of last year (though out of fairness, I was still in college). Right now there is no shortage of work and no need to look for new people to have me do stuff for.

It's really nice doing the work I have been for the regulars, especially in the last month. Most of them are having some nasty problems in their life (their jobs, health, relationships with friends/family) and I feel like when I do finish something, it really lightens their day up. So while yes, there is money exchanged, I feel like my work is doing some real good in the world.

This time dedicated to this extra income has been brutal to my Minecraft modification (still). I mentioned it before and I'll say it again. It's really hard to choose working on something for no money and almost no recognition over something that makes $15 an hour and accomplishes what I just mentioned, even if I find the process of drawing particularly boring and programming to be more fun/interesting.

Now I can look at something I want to buy and tell myself how long I have to work to afford it. I love having that sort of control in my income. Because nearly everything I make from drawing is spending money. My real jobs (bookstore and newspaper) cover my needs, just barely.

Personal Time: League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm
Much of my play time has been dedicated to the game League of Legends. Typically I play this game really hard, in "sessions" I call them until I burnout, and then stop cold and do something else. It's a game I really love because of the characters and the basic style of the game.

If you are familiar with the game, to give an idea of how much I've played in the last two months, I've earned over 25,000 IP. About 60% of my games are AI games, 35% ARAM, and 5% Normals/Special Modes and I play every day for the bonus 150 IP.

This session is much different than previous ones. I joined a group/club and met a lot of nice people. League is a notorious game for toxic/salty players and these new contacts make me more willing to play with other people and in the actual PvP games, something I typically avoided before. Often when you play by yourself in PvP, your some of your teammates play like their lives depend on it and they become highly malicious for not being a good player, like I am.

Now with more friendly allied companions, it makes PvP more enjoyable. Toxic people on the enemy team don't bother me. In some instances, it even makes games more amusing.

These new people love playing with me. I'm basically never "salty" or toxic. League is one of the most amazing games I've played in that for some odd reason, it is impossible for me to get tilted over (unlikely nearly every other games I've played, including Pokemon and Minecraft). I don't really get angry. If anything, I get tired and bored if the match is not going well.

The heavy League play means I am not really playing anything else, especially not Minecraft, another life activity that's been brutal to my Minecraft work.

I was also introduced to the game, Heroes of the Storm, which is the same style game to League. It is by the developers of World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Overwatch and features characters from or based on those games. It interested me at first but now I find it to be more boring. Like... I HAVE to play with friends over Voice Chat to enjoy.

When I was liking Heroes, I was feeling a strong urge to pick up World of Warcraft. With my lost interest in Heroes, that is no longer a desire.

Nintendo Switch
Commissions have been very profitable. Since everything I make can be spending money, I could buy something nice with the funds I built up. A friend did a good job of convincing me to get a Nintendo Switch and get the new Legend of Zelda game, which would be my first Zelda game experience.

When I looked the console up, it was out of stock EVERYWHERE. Amazon, Walmart, Gamestop. I couldn't buy it anywhere.

In the end, I didn't want to have so much money sitting around doing nothing. I have some fear of having buyer's remorse for something so expensive or that I might be tempted to spend it on an impulse purchase.

So the money all ended up going into my Health Savings Account, which basically commits that money to medical expenses I never have. I want to load that account as much as I can as sometime soon I intend to dump my worthless Obamacare insurance policy. When I do, I can't put money into my HSA anymore. An HSA is fabulous because I can put the money in a mutual fund and actually grow the value of it with tax benefits.

The Minecraft Mod: Kindred Legacy
Mentioned already, the activities above have been very hard on anything happening in modding. I do still do some modding, but almost only while idle at the bookstore job.

However! I do feel I am very close to a burnout on League of Legends where I stop cold. I've used some subliminal messaging to get me interested in Minecraft enough to be the successor to League as my free time entertainment. And it has started to work. I played Minecraft for the first time in months just a few days ago with the first developer's version update in also a few months.

The current addition to the mod I just recently finished enough to put into survival play is the Bow of Kindred, one of my most beloved additions to the 1.7.10 version of the mod that never made it to public release. It's a bow with a unique ammo mechanic but more importantly has the ability to fire three arrows at once at the three nearest visible target with the Sneak key held down.

When I started Kindred Legacy, I told myself not to add this weapon any time soon because I knew how painfully long it would be to add. Just as I thought it would, it was painful to add and was painful for all the reasons I thought it would. The shit Mojang did to Minecraft between 1.7.10 and 1.8 that still feels so pointless to me.

Supposedly one of the benefits for the changes was to let people change item textures and how they are rendered in game without having to restart the game for each change. It doesn't do this. I STILL have to restart the game each time I make a change. The fuck was the point of that? Not only that, the item/block changes made it so you can't use Java to do some of the stuff automatically with Loops. You have to do it in some crappy text file format that your programming environment can't check for syntax errors like it can for Java (think of it as similar to spelling/punctuation if you are not familiar with programming).

The only slight benefit I saw from this damn change was it was easier to make it so the player is firing the Bow of Kindred horizontally like Kindred (Lamb) in League of Legends does while still running around with the undrawn bow in a vertical position. But really... how many mods are actually gonna do something like that?

Besides the bow, in my new survival map I've added a few random things I feel Minecraft could use to make early play easier, such as food and recipes. I don't like killing farm animals because their numbers are finite. I have added a recipe for cacti and a squid food drop.

Kindred Legacy's Next Release
There is no set timeline for the release of the mod's next update. Even though I am playing now, it will take some time to do the testing for bugs and balance problems. My new map world started in a hot biomes area, completely opposite for one of the new, more important mob additions, Mu Buneary.

I don't think I will add any more mobs beyond the new four for the next update:
~Mu Buneary
~Zergling Nincada
~Raptor Zergling Nincada
~Crackling Nincada


If I do find myself happy with my additions and they seem to work just fine, we could see an update release within the next month. ^^ I also hope to update the mod to Minecraft 1.11.2 shortly after the 1.11 release. This would be the final update for 1.11. Hopefully that shouldn't be too hard but I know that version changed a bit more than a typical 1.version.something update does.

Best Wishes to You All
Hope things are all well for you all. Thanks for ready what you did, if you did. ^^

Until next time...

This is Spikybum Jolteon,
~signing out.

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MeliKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs !
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
You are welcome. ^^
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CCLJ2002 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Where is the Dumbass Leafeon?
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Basically disappeared and replaced by Spikybum Jolteon to represent me. ^^
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Rubidium91 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
Hey, thanks for the favourites :3
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
I certainly appreciate fellow traditional artists in this digital world. ^^ Keep up the great work!
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o__o I thought you completely left DA. Cant believe I never noticed this till now x.x;;;; its good to see you're still around :D Looks like I just missed your bday so um...happy belated birthday lol

Looks like you've been doing pretty good. I missed you ;-;
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Lol, nah, I'm still around. Just not as active. I check every other day at least.

Best way to tell if I have been around is checking my favorites. I still like finding other people's stuff. Especially when browsing around for a project.

For example, that recent Kyubimon I faved I came across while finding references of the digimon for my Kyubimon Ninetales mount model I was playing around with. I had not posted a screenshot of the finished model yet because it feels overly ambitious of a project and I don't know if I will go through with it any time soon. Might do so later today. I want to have a record of when the model was made.

I include model creation date in the "trivia" section of Kindred Legacy now to show how long certain models have been around yet still look fantastic with their animations.
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SargeantSweety Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I'm glad you're having a good time. You sound like you're really looking forward to getting your project completed. Cant wait to see it when you do finish it :)

I couldnt quite bring myself to leave DA either, but for different reasons that I know of so far. I enjoy being part of a dragon group that I've been running for I think 7 years now? Maybe 6? I lost count, but I enjoy it so much. Cant believe how popular it became after just a couple years after Mukki and I first started it. I didnt want to leave the friends I've made in the site either. DA is a pretty decent place to keep in touch with them. Of course there are great works that I do want to fav and kinda keep in my fav collection. I've been here for so long I ended up bonding with this site so that small amount of bond just pretty much...refuses to break.

When I saw some of your current artwork I was like O.O 'wow!' for your skills really looked like they've improved since I last seen your work. That one ivory kitsune stole my heart cuz the design of it as well as the colors are just fantastic. I instantly faved it lol
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
At some point I hope to do the Ninetales mount. Thing is, it was such a large, intimidating project that I already lost interest in it. x-x'

I don't think I'll ever leave DA. My subscription should reflect my investment in the site. New work to post is almost none existent but I still browse art a lot both for personal interest at for my freelance work elsewhere.

Ah, the Ivory Dreamweaver. I show that picture a lot when I want to show non-Pokemon work. I would show "Undaunted" more but I often forget. ^^; Even after all these years, I still call that the finest artistic piece I have ever done.
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